Tag: thailand

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Where should I stay – the river or Sukhumvit?

Bangkok is a vast city – like, really huge. However, it’s safe to say that most foreigners – and a good chunk of Bangkok’s expats – spend much of their time within a 6 or 8 sq.km area. Within this square, many of Bangkok’s best hotels, restaurants, malls, cinemas and tourist attractions are located, and...

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What’s the Difference between the Loy Kratong and Yi Peng festivals?

If there’s one thing that Asia does right, it’s festivals. Celebrations based on the continent’s varied religions, cultures, ethnicities, and histories are rarely boring, never ignored, and always provide an enjoyable, authentic look into the culture. But to Western eyes, some of the festivals bleed together, and it’s sometimes difficult to know where one ends...

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When you need a travel expert…

After 14 years running Smiling Albino, we don’t think it’s a stretch to say that we know Asia pretty well. From Thailand’s beaches to Nepal’s peaks to Vietnam’s jungles to Cambodia’s back alleys, we’ve explored, led, written, filmed, eaten and made friends in nearly every type of place you can think of. And had fun,...